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  • Greetings.
                   I came home to find my computer saying `Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

    1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart computer.
    2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
    3. Click "Repair your computer."

           File: acpi.sys
           Status: 0xc0000098
           Info: Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt.



    I dont have a clue what the `Windows installation disc` is. If it is the one that came with my computer when i got it i dont know where is is after being missed placed because of moving around. I really have no idea what to do as i`ve never had a Vista before. What do I do, Please help me.
    Friday, December 12, 2008 4:49 PM